Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook will finish the season averaging a triple-double.
Westbrook scored 23 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and recorded eight assists in Friday’s loss to the Phoenix Suns, but will become the second player — only after Oscar Robertson — to finish a season averaging a triple-double. A sixth assist in the third quarter granted that status.
“I could never say in a million years that I would ever think that was even possible,” Westbrook told the media after the game. “For me to do it, it’s extremely a blessing. It’s something that I’m honored to be able to do, especially in this game today, at the highest level. It’s a blessing. I’m just very thankful and happy to be able to do it.”
Westbrook is one triple-double away from breaking Robertson’s single-season mark with 41 triple-doubles. Westbrook is fourth on the all-time triple-double list.
The former UCLA star is averaging 31.7 points, 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists per game. He is averages have not dipped under 10 in about five months.